Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life, and ... See full summary »
Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a ... See full summary »
Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his... See full summary »
Dario Yazbek Bernal,
José María Torre
After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank ... See full summary »
A room in Lisbon. A man dreams and establishes a theory to make it come true. This film is based on The Book of Disquiet , the posthumous work of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa. It ... See full summary »
Cláudio da Silva,
An 18 year old with a complicated life, and starting a criminal career ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment bellow lives a, just widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds, and ... See full summary »
Maria do Céu Guerra,
When David, a widower with a teenaged son, marries Vicki, who is divorced and has a teenaged daughter, it's sure to be a happy family. But the kids, Tim and Jenny, become romanticly ... See full summary »
Writer Maria Adelaide Amaral adapted plots from two other novels from Eça de Queirós in this mini-series, 'A Relíquia' (characters Teodorico Raposo and his aunt Titi) and 'A Capital' (character Artur Corvelo). These subplots where removed for the DVD edition. See more »
Very difficult to watch, but worth the time if you can handle it
OS MAIAS was a big flop here in Brazil, probably because audiences can't handle a production like this, turned to an intellectual side. Based on a novel by the great Portuguese writer Eça de Queiros, it was a sumptuous, richly textured production. However, it was very difficult to watch, especially if the person hadn't read the novel. It was great to look, very well acted and directed, carefully adapted, but it was hard to follow all the chapters.
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